Marriage: What's It's Future?
The tradition of marriage is that typically a man and woman have a special day where they pledge to spend the rest of their lives together. But what if that tradition was to be broken; perhaps it would be a man and man to be married or a woman and a woman, even a polygamous marriage. The term "nuclear family" (a.k.a man and woman marriage with their children) has made the United States so narrow minded into thinking that there is only one type of socially acceptable family that strengthens America. Over the years that tradition has been challenged by same sex relationships/marriages and polygamous relationships as well, getting the United States to see that there is no right or wrong type of marriage; that they too strengthen our society. I completely agree that alternative family groupings indeed do strengthen our society because it shows that America can be diverse and that we don't need to have the "cookie-cutter" definition of a "perfect" family. The point of a marriage is to be a symbol of two people that love each other; regardless of the gender of the couple. But today in our society, the government believes that only couples that are a man and woman have the right to get legally married while gay couples do not and they'll try their hardest to keep it that way. Not only the government but others who believe same sex marriages are wrong only think that because they believe allowing it would be "anti-family" (Stoddard). The thing is that both the government and people against same sex marriages is that they too create families and strengthen our society. The government has no right to interfere with the decisions between the individuals who wish to get married and start a family; it's not their place to say. Polygamous relationships are another that can't be socially accepted, but why? Simply because the supreme court doesn't like it is the reason why its illegal and not protected by the constitution...
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